What is PCOS?

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a common endocrine system disorder that affects approximately 5-10% of women of reproductive age. PCOS is characterized by three main features:

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but research suggests it may be related to insulin resistance and genetics. Some major signs and symptoms include:

PCOS increases a woman's risk for:

If you suspect you may have PCOS, make an appointment with your doctor or gynecologist. They can perform exams and lab tests to check for elevated androgen levels, insulin resistance, and ovarian cysts visible by ultrasound.

If diagnosed with PCOS, medications like birth control pills, metformin, or spironolactone may help relieve symptoms. Losing weight through diet and exercise also helps in many cases. For fertility issues, medications to induce ovulation may be prescribed.

At Balance Hormone Clinic, our knowledgeable doctors specialize in holistic and natural treatments personalized to your unique hormonal needs. We provide cutting-edge testing, virtual consultations, customized treatment plans including supplements and bioidentical hormones, and ongoing tracking of symptoms and lab markers.

I hope this overview on PCOS gives you a better understanding of this complex disorder! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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